Workshop Overview

Workshop: Visio 2010 Advanced

Participants will learn how to use the advanced features of Visio 2010. This workshop is designed to teach you a basic understanding of Visio 2010 in a practical way. This workshop incorporates a hands-on approach to learning. They will get a chance to practice some of the advanced features right on a computer.


This course will get participants up and running with Visio 2010. We’ll show them how to use the new interface, create drawings, add shapes, customize your screen for maximum productivity, and format their drawing.

Visio 2010 Advanced

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Workshop Objectives

  • Understand advanced Visio definitions
  • Create new drawings using a variety of templates
  • Create and save a custom stencil
  • Control shape placement on a drawing
  • Use Quick Shapes
  • Lock and protect shapes
  • Understand the Layer Properties dialog box
  • Activate a layer
  • Assign color to a layer
  • Add pages to a drawing
  • Hyperlink between pages
  • View area measurements
  • Work with a Building Plan layout
  • Understand how to use data with your drawings
  • Modify ShapeSheet data
  • Use a formula in the ShapeSheet

Workshop Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Exploring Advanced Diagrams (I)

  • Understanding Visio Definitions
  • Creating Calendars
  • Creating Maps
  • Flowcharts
  • Creating Organization Charts
  • Using Perspective

Module Three: Exploring Advanced Diagrams (II)

  • Network Diagrams
  • Marketing Diagrams
  • Create Work Flow Diagrams
  • Create Fishbone (Cause and Effect) Diagrams
  • Project Management Diagrams
  • Gantt Charts
  • PERT Charts

Module Four: Working with Stencils and Shapes

  • Creating Custom Stencils
  • Adding Shapes to the Stencil
  • Saving the Stencil
  • Controlling Shape Placement

Module Five: Advanced Custom Shape Design

  • Using Quick Shapes
  • Creating New Shapes
  • Revising Existing Shapes
  • Locking and Protecting Shapes

Module Six: Layers (I)

  • Understanding Layers
  • The Layer Properties Dialog Box
  • Working with Existing Layers
  • Hiding or Showing a Layer
  • Activating a Layer
Module Seven: Layers (II)

  • Creating Layers
  • Renaming and Removing Layers
  • Assigning Shapes to Layers
  • Assigning Color to a Layer
  • Protecting a Layer from Changes
  • Printing Only the Layers You Want

Module Eight: Multi-Page Drawings

  • Adding Pages to a Drawing
  • Arranging Pages
  • Working with Background Pages
  • Hyperlinking Between Pages

Module Nine: Creating Technical Layouts

  • Drawing with Precision
  • Setting a Drawing Scale
  • Working with Building Plan Layouts

Module Ten: Working with Data Graphics

  • About Data Graphics
  • Using the Data Selector Wizard
  • Applying Data Graphics
  • Editing Data Graphics
  • Data Graphic Legends

Module Eleven: The ShapeSheet

  • Viewing the ShapeSheet
  • Modifying ShapeSheet Data
  • Using a Formula in the ShapeSheet

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Duration: 2 Days

Target Audience: All

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